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>>> good morning, and welcome to a special election edition of "this week." >>> the obama campaign is slipping. >> we have come too far to turn back now. >> it's on. the final sprint. >> we'll win this election. we'll finish what we started. >> we're going to bring big changes to get america stronger again. >> the candidates cris cross the battlegrounds. >> we need you, ohio. >> i love colorado! >> to break this deadlock race. the big questions now -- can obama's swing state firewall stand up to romney's momentum? how will hurricane sandy shake up the campaign? and with just nine days to go, could a final october surprise send this election into overtime? questions for our headliners. top obama adviser stephanie cutter and house speaker newt gingrich for romney. >>> plus, insight and analysis from our roundtable. george will, austan goolsbee, nicolle wallace, gwen ifill and andrew sullivan. >>> hello again. with just nine days to go, the october surprise is here. hurricane sandy, threatening a massive stretch of the u.s. from virginia to new england. all of the way to the great lak
not be tighter, president obama and republican challenger mitt romney squared off in florida this evening in the last presidential debate. our guides to what you need to know. >>> she moderated the vice presidential debate. he advised george w. bush before he took the stage. martha raddatz and matt dowd tell us who they think had the upper hand in a "nightline" report card. >>> and getting to know you. from coors light drinkers to hbo watchers, how presidential campaigns are using hyperpersonalized information about what you like to do, buy, and watch to try and win your vote. >> from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is a special edition of "nightline." one on one, the final presidential debate. >>> good evening. i'm terry moran. tonight, the highly anticipated final round as president barack obama and republican challenger mitt romney took the stage to go head to head in the last presidential debate. this is a crucial night, and it could tip the scales in a deadlocked race. a final side by side-comparison with just
in force. our big questions. did obama's comeback debate put him back in this race? can romtney knock him back down in tomorrow's face-off? >> what will be the final twist that determines this race? our headliners. chicago mayor and former white house chief of staff, rahm emanuel. and top romney ally, senator marco rubio of florida. >>> plus, insight and analysis from our powerhouse roundtable. with matthew dowd, ralph reed, van jones, debbie wasserman schultz and greta van susteren of fox news. >>> and we say farewell to governor mcgovern. >>> hello again. early this morning, we learned that george mcgovern, the first senator to oppose the vietnam war, democratic nominee for president in 1972, has passed away at the age of 90. we'll remember him later in the show. >>> but we begin with the race to the white house. just 16 days to go and more signs this morning that romney's first debate bounce has staying power. let's get the headliners. mayor rahm emanuel. you're down in florida this morning. polls now show mitt romney ahead. even the race in ohio has tightened dramatically. i want to s
these folks. >> who do you think won the debate last night between ann romney and michelle obama? >> you won't believe their answers. >>> good evening on this sunday night from boca raton, florida, where the presidential candidates will hold their final debate, right here tomorrow night. and a new poll tonight shows just how high takes this final debate will be. we'll get to that in a moment. but we're going to begin here with that mass shooting in wisconsin. that left three people dead and four more injured. this is the scene tonight, outside that spa near a crowded shopping ball. police and first responders flooding the area, putting them all on lockdown, searching for the gunman who slipped away for a time, but the ap reporting tonight that the gunman's body has been found inside that spa. abc's alex perez is there in brookfield, wisconsin, tonight with the latest. >> reporter: what started out like any other quiet sunday morning in suburban milwaukee, within minutes, turned deadly. 11:00 a.m., the azana spa had just opened for the day. customers already filing in, for peticures and manic
test he could. but he didn't come across as strong and assertive in my view. >> how did, obama do? >> i thought he was an a minus. >> a. >> a, you get -- you are a tough a? >> i have not given an a in this entire series of debates to anyone. i thought this was actually barack obama's best moment. and to me the commander-in-chief test and strong and decisive was actually the most important thing in the campaign. it's why mitt romney rose in the aftermath of the first debate. i thought the president came across that way. tll was a few instances i thought he came across a little aggressive. as you watch the debate. you can see he is clear, decisive, and make the decisions you need to make. on that regard i give him an a. >> he seems more confident in this area? >> he is the commander-in-chief right now. let's just leave it at that. it wasn't quite as hard for him to reach that level of an a or a minus. than it was for mitt romney. >> let's give them the bottom line here. who's the winner in your judgment? >> i'm not going to say there is a clear winner. overall obama scored more points. mi
." >>> and now, we turn to the final sprint to the white house. president obama and mitt romney, trolling for votes in those key, battleground states. >> with just 12 days to go, the president is stopping in chicago today, to cast his ballot early. abc's tahman bradley has the latest on the mad dash by both campaigns. >> reporter: there's little in the way of rest for the presidential contenders. >> stay with me. and work with me. >> reporter: president obama, along with pop star, katy perry, showing her support in that dress, held a nighttime rally in battleground, nevada. the president stopped by nbc's "the tonight show," with jay leno. >> the debates are over. i assume you're glad. >> everything i was saying was true. but if you don't have the energy and the presentation that makes people kind of snap up and say, all right, i get it, then you're not doing your job. >> reporter: mr. obama spent the night aboard air force one, headed to swing state, florida, where he'll spend the day. mitt romney, who leads the president by one point, 49% to 48%, will focus exclusively on ohio today. yes
. president obama and governor mitt romney powering across the country. romney will hit five states in 48 hours. obama will travel to seven, and this razor thin race got even closer. every night we're going to bring you a brand-new abc news/"washington post" poll and tonight the candidates are separated. look at this. just 0.07%. that's about 91,000 people out of an estimated 140 voters in this country. 14 days to go. it's "your voice, your vote" and abc's david muir is in the middle of the action in the swing state of colorado. david? >> reporter: diane, good evening from the rockies. tonight i've got to tell you, it did not take long for both candidates to race out off that presidential debate last night. in fact, on the tarmac in florida this morning, i was on a plane, passengers looking out the window seeing air force one waiting for the president. then the romney plane taxiing off. a real urgency with two weeks left and as you point out this race high. it's the mad dash to the finish line. the president and mitt romney with their final arguments. >> i am fired up right now. >> we wan
you see president obama makinging appearance at a campaign rally there. we've learned this morning that former republican secretary of state colin powell is endorsing the reelection of the president. he also endorsed mr. obama in 2008 and says he's still a republican, he's not switching parties. >>> one more note, latest polls show that mr. romney has wiped out the president's lead among likely women voters mr. obama has picked up strength tying among male voters where he a lead going into this. >>> both covering a lot of ground over these next few days. >>> the race is very tight. >>> 6:19 mike with the forecast. >>> looks like it is going to be a little drier today. the embarcadero is a little wet from our roof cam towards the bay bridge towards oakland still a little orange hue around downtown san francisco, some of the buildings now more than yesterday have original, cool. color of the radar returns blue, lowest level which means mist and drizzle. over the last three hours radar returns most prevalent in the south bay you can see how sporadic they are at one point calm, the nex
of obama liberals? tonight, it is the great debate swap. >>> and, rod unplugged. that raspy voice, hits like "maggie may" made him one of the best-selling musicians of all time and he's setting the record straight about the women, the rumors and that famous head of hair. >>> good evening, i'm bill weir. what kind of person bullies a vulnerable child online? most parents with an internet connection realize how naive that question sound, in this age, and the relevant question is what kind of person ridicules a child's memory after she takes her own life? tonight a family doing just that, after a three years of hell that began with their 12-year-old a web cam and one bad decision. he >> reporter: this is 15-year-old amanda todd's desperate call for help. in this video of high school student details three years of torment, bullying and even she says, classmates beating her up. three weeks after posting the video on youtube, she committed suicide. since her death this video has viewed more than 17 million times. why do you think it is that she snapped and felt the only way out was to take he
final push to appeal to more women voters. president obama leads among women. but among white, married middle-class women, romney is ahead by more than 20 points in our newest poll tonight. increasing that number could key the victory. romney speaking of women on the trail today in nevada -- >> i think of the single mom right now raising a child or two or three, so that she could put a good meal on the table. >> reporter: and in the debate, a more moderate tone that might appeal more to women. >> we want a peaceful planet. >> reporter: a tone that might but, on the delicate issue of abortion, shifting tone, more challenging -- >> do i believe the supreme court should overturn roe v. wade? yes i do. >> reporter: then, just this month, he told the "des moines register" this -- >> there's no legislation with regards to abortion that i'm familiar with that would become part of my agenda. >> reporter: the president calling these moderate views an issue of trust, today in iowa -- >> you can choose to turn back the clock 50 years on women and immigrants and gays or, in this election, you can
for christmas. >>> the election two weeks away. president obama and mitt romney are making their last pitch to voters now that the final presidential debate is over. katie marzullo joins us with a look at how well the candidates rated. >> reporter: candidates are back on the campaign trail hitting two states each today with only one percentage point between them, according to the latest poll. president obama arrived in delray beach, florida this morning telling voters that mitt romney can't be trusted. >> the president: his job plan doesn't create jobs. his deficit plan doesn't reduce the deficit, it adds to it. his foreign policy is from the 1980s. his social policies from the 19 50s. his chick policies are from the 1920s. -- >> reporter: for ryan more of the same attacks he heard in the debate that he says romney won. >> i think he guy a great job of articulating america's vision for a role in the world strong economy, strong america at home strong military and resolute and certain in defense of our values overseas. >> reporter: exchange over the military spurred one of the more memorable
they stripped him of seven tour de france titles. >> next, president obama has sharp words for mitt romney. what he used to describe his republican opponent. >> and lighting up your fireplace on wrong nights could cost you a bundle. >> a gift ?xús1@ú? >>> welcome back. coming up on 4:47. time to get ready for a whole lot of sunshine. warmer weather, check out the 50s mainly along the coast. low to mid-70s for the rest of us. if you are traveling around the country, it's still pretty cool especially as you look into the plains. 38 in denver. st. louis will be 30 degrees cooler. they had a high of 85 yesterday. up and down the eastern seaboard 60s and 70s. let's take a look what is going on. sandy is well offshore. not causing problems. we have snow around denver. i don't expect any delays here this morning. flight tracker at the bottom of abc7news.com. >> eric: it's 4:47. new this morning, apple is taking pre-orders for the ipad mini. they begin ordering the device at the stroke of midnight but they won't hit shelves until november 2. smaller tablet they are worried won't compete with the other
and classrooms for decades. many of the klanspeople we've talked to say barack obama has been our single most effective recruiting tool in the last four, five years. >> well, i think there's some truth to that. immediately after obama was elected, we saw two of the largest hate websites in the country crash. >> reporter: potok told us that by the late '80s, the klan dwindled to a few hundred. they now number closer to 6,000. >> white power! >> reporter: he believes they can be very dangerous. >> it's dangerous, not so much because a whole bunch of klansmen get together in a room and plan to murder 1,000 people with a bomb so, you know, it's the lone wolf characters that get frustrated with their leaders that break away, you know, one day, walk out of their house and start shooting. >> reporter: with that in mind, at a gas station outside of tupelo, the grand dragon appears. he is also known as steven howard, 31 years old, he says he's an iraq war veteran. he comes with a loaded pistol on his hip and tells me he's got serious ptsd. we agree to follow him to a remote location, where cell phone
in the debate? as david pointed out, it will be interesting to see if president obama confirms any of the details. more importantly, how will mitt romney respond? he has to be open. on the other hand, israel through their ambassador already signaled they're not open to direct talks. romney has tried to align him closely with the government in israel. >> we have tons of millions of people watching the debates. do we expect this third one to be potentially as impactful given that it's number three and it's focused on foreign policy? >> hard to imagine that it will as much impact as that first debate that changed the dynamics. foreign policy, voters tend not to care about as much in their voting. on the other hand, this race is so close right now that everything matters right now. and finally, this is the last chance that both men have to speak to this many voters. watching tomorrow night. >> lot of people will tune in because, it's become reality tv. these two men are really at each other's throats. >> coming off of the ferocity of last tuesday's debate, they'll be sitting at a table
in a very close race. for most of the night, it appeared president obama appeared to be on offense, as both candidates made their final pitches to the american people. president obama reminded voters he is commander in chief, as he went after republican challenger, mitt romney. >> wrong and reckless leadership that is all over the map. >> attacking me is not an agenda. >> reporter: romney spent the night arguing america has lost its world influence, especially with iran. >> the greatest threat is iran, four years closer to a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: but both sides agreed on iranian sanctions. and the policies in syria, egypt and afghanistan. still, that didn't stop the attacks. >> i congratulate him on taking out osama bin laden. we can't kill our way out of this mess. >> i'm glad you recognized al qaeda's a threat. a few months ago when asked what's the biggest geopolitical threat facing america, you said russia. >> our navy is smaller now than ever. >> the nature of our military's changed. >> reporter: they brought the debate back to the number one issue, the economy. in particular, u
, according to the latest abc news/"washington post" tracking poll. 57%-47%. but president obama maintains a slim advantage in ohio. the latest poll has him up by five. the president campaigning there last night, used a targeted message. >> if mitt romney had been present when the auto industry was on the verge of collapse, we might not have an american auto industry today. the auto industry supports one in eight ohio jobs. >> reporter: romney leading in polls on trust to handle the economy, is fighting back. >> my priority is jobs, jobs, jobs. we're going to get them here in ohio. >> reporter: both campaigns are trying to lock down supporters and get them to the polls now in ohio and other states with early voting. yesterday, the president stopped in chicago to cast his vote. an appearance on "jimmy kimmel live," first lady michelle obama joked about the obama camp's turnout efforts. >> all right. >> time to vote. >> okay. >> get out there. >> reporter: as the campaign winds down, the race has taken a nasty turn. president obama in an interview with "rolling stone" magazine, joking about
. -- >>> on the campaign trail, president obama and mitt romney are up early crisscrossing battleground states with plans to stump well into tonight. new poll out this morning with mixed news. tahman bradley is live in washington with more. >> reporter: good morning. tracking poll now shows mitt romney leads president obama on trust to handle the economy, sure sign he's got momentum this is a race that is going to be decided in a few swing states where both campaigns are fighting hard. little in the way of rest for the presidential contenders. president obama along with pop star katy perry, held a nighttime rally in battleground nevada. the president stopped by nbc's the tonight show with jay leno. >> what is this thing with trump and you. it is like me and letterman. what does he have against you? >> the president: this dates back to when we were growing up together in kenya. >> reporter: mr. obama spent the night aboard air force one headed to florida where he will start the day, challenger mitt romney who leads the president by one point, in the tracking poll will focus on ohio today. yesterday in iow
sprint to election day as president obama and mitt romney are zigzagging through the country. they are trying their best to sway crucial women voters. >> the president is ahead with women, but romney is still holding his own,remarks from a politician that he continues to endorse. more now from abc's david muir. >> reporter: they're the words that have caused a firestorm from a senate candidate who just days ago put up this ad -- an endorsement from mitt romney. >> this fall i am supporting richard mourdock for senate. >> reporter: now that senate candidate reigniting a flash point. when asked in a debate if he supported abortion in race cases of rain, he said this. >> i came to realize life is a gift from god, i think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape that it is something that god intended to happen. >> reporter: for mitt romney, though, it complicates his final push to appeal to more women voters. president obama leads among women. among the key group, romney is ahead by more than 20 points in our newest polls, increasing that number could be the key t
>>> good morning, america. final faceoff. president obama and governor romney go head-to-head on foreign policy. a tough and tense debate. the president on offense. >> whether it's afghanistan, whether it's iraq, whether it's now iran, you've been all over the map. >> attacking me is not an agenda. attacking me is not talking about how we're going to deal with the challenges that exist in the middle east. >> and the line of the night that lit up online. >> well, governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military's changed. >> overnight polls say obama won. but will it determine this supertight race? >>> developing now. is a halloween hurricane headed for the east coast? tropical storm sandy, on track across jamaica to head north. will it become the perfect storm? >>> new warnings about caffeine-filled energy drinks. five deaths under investigation, including this 14-year-old. her parents say she died after drinking 2 large cans of monster energy in 24 hours. what the fda is doing now. ♪ >>> and times square is now "red" square. thousa
obama, governor romney, already backstage at this moment. there are about 300 people in the audience there in boca raton, millions more watching from home and, george, every debate has changed the race. >> no question about it. round one, a big win for governor romney. president obama, scored a more narrow victory last week and tonight our abc/"the washington post" poll, what happens tonight will set the stage. >> we want to take a look because in the audience already, mrs. romney, mrs. obama. both of whom said they get more nervous than the candidates at these debates. >> a lot of pressure also on tonight's moderator, bob schieffer of cbs news. the third time he's moderated a presidential debate. the focus on foreign affairs from lynn university in boca raton, florida. >> good evening from the campus of lynn university here in boca raton, florida. this is the fourth and last debate of the 2012 campaign brought to you by the commission on presidential debates. this one is on foreign policy. i'm bob schieffer of cbs news. the questions are mine, and i have not shared them with the can
treat victims with gun violence every day here at our hospital. >> reporter: president obama and gop vice-presidential candidate paul ryan, who's from wisconsin, both expressed their condolences. volunteers mobilized at a local salvation army. among those turning out to help, members of the sikh temple in nearby oak creek, wisconsin, where a gunman killed six people before killing himself in august. >> brookfield has a tragic history of another mass shooting in 2005. a gunman killed seven people and then himself at a church meeting less than a mile from the spa that was the site of sunday's shooting. >> terrible story. >>> well, more than 50 people were injured when the floor collapsed at a crowded party in a tallahassee, florida, apartment building. the floor just suddenly gave way about 1:30 sunday morning, sending 100 partygoers crashing from the second floor to the first. one witness said it was like riding a roller-coaster with no seat belts. some were trapped inside while others scrambled to escape. >> the floor just kept caving in more and more. at that point in time everybody
president obama invited to the presidential take its your last cans to see candidates on stage together before the election. what tonight's focus will be. >> victims of the san bruno pipeline blast turning up pressure now on the california public utilities commission. why they're demanding top regulator be removed. >> also decision that officially takes lance armstrong's name out of >> you can stand and say to the governor we want this removed. >> susan lost three relatives in the pg&e explosion in 2010. she with several other residents stepped up the pressure for removing the president of the california public utilities commission. >> abc 7 news is live in san bruno near the site that have deadly explosion. heather? >> well, dan, cpuc president was appointed by governor gray davis in 2002. he is a former president of southern california edison but that isn't mention bid those who would oust him in the long list of grievances. sue and renee share horror of having lost family members in the san bruno explosion. >> standing here today represent four of the victims that died. that is afl o
ahead of president obama by just one percentage point, 49%, 48%. you see it right there. it's actually even tighter than that, without rounding the numbers, they're separated only by .07 of a point. >>> and president obama is hitting the swing states, campaigning in ohio yesterday. after starting the day in florida following a final debate and today he kicks off a two-day, eight-state campaign blitz. day one will take him to iowa, colorado, california and nevada. before he spends tonight, back in the sunshine state. >>> meanwhile, his challenger, mitt romney is crisscrossing many of the very same battleground states. he went from the debate in florida to nevada, then on to colorado yesterday. today he is set to swing right back to nevada and then campaign in iowa. >> these numbers are dizzying, but obama's job approval rating is now 49% among likely voters, which is the lowest since september, late september. even when george w. went for re-election his number never dropped below 50% among likely voters. so to see if obama is re-elected, it is going to have to go against history in the
tapper covers the white house. >> reporter: president obama has not taken questions from white house reporters since august, but today, he took them from mtv. >> what are you most worried about? malia getting her driver's license, malia going out on a date or malia being on facebook? >> i worry about facebook. dates? that's fine, because she's got secret service protection. >> reporter: in what seems an unprecedented full-on pop culture campaign, the president answered questions from readers of "us weekly" and appears on the cover of "rolling stone," in an interview where he described mitt romney as a bs-er. republicans charge, it all shows how this president is a frivolous celebrity, not a leader. but there he is on "jay leno." >> what's this thing with trump? >> reporter: at a rally with katy perry and on jon stewart. >> i am doing great. >> reporter: like the fabled thief who said he robbed banks because that's where the money is, the obama campaign says the president is going where the voters are. such as "inside edition." >> "inside edition's" a really popular show. >> reporter:
are seeing president obama maintain a lead. so there seems to be a firewall built around the state of ohio where the national trends, even things that are going on in other battleground. don't seem to be hitting home in ohio at least just yet. so that means we have the possibility of an electoral college winner who is different than the popular vote winner. it is becoming a more probability by the days. polls show romney getting more votes. president obama with the edge in the key battleground. >> real quick, why do you think the firewall exists in ohio? what is the there in that state? >> the state is different for a couple reasons. for one reason, the unemployment rate is different than actual rate. all arguments about the economy that mitt romney is making may have less resonance. the auto industry. about one in eight folks in ohio have a job somewhat tied to the auto industry. bailout huge for president obama, the old op-ed said let detroit go bankrupt, coming back to haunt him over and over. and neither of the candidates has a demographic lock on ohio. they have trouble with white wor
.m.. cornell better tphafrd, abc7 news. >>> president romney -- president obama and mitt romney -- excuse me, yes, i know. the president's is campaigning in florida and ohio today mr. romney will be in nevada and colorado as for last night's foreign policy debate most are giving the win to president obama. many are commenting on how much the two candidates were on common ground. they agreed on iranian sanctions and policies in syria, egypt and afghanistan. that did not stop jabs. >> i congratulate him on taking out osama bin laden. but we can't kill our way out of this mess. >> the president: i'm glad you recognize al-qaeda is a threat. a few months ago when you were asked what is the biggest geo political threat facing america, you said russia. >> when talking about trade with china they argued over united states jobs and auto industry. latest poll has president obama with a slim one point lead heading into the election. >>> a man in custody for beating an elderly woman nearly to death for no reason. it happened saturday afternoon at stockton and sacramento streets in chinatown in san franc
is either man's to lose. president obama arrived in palm beach county this afternoon where skies are blue, but a debate storm is brewing. mitt romney seems to have some momentum, but our poll underscores a problem for him. a majority of likely voters continues to think a president romney would favor the wealthy rather than the middle class, 54%-33%. >> what he's selling is not a five-point plan. it's really just a one-point plan. folks at the top get to play with a different set of rules than you do. >> reporter: by contrast, 66% of voters think the president has done more to favor the middle class over the wealthy, and a majority says he better understands the economic problems people in this country are having, though some good news for romney. overall, he has a slight numerical edge in who voters trust to handle the economy. >> we cannot endure four more years, and that's why we're going to replace him in 18 days. >> reporter: the new poll highlights the largest gender gap we've seen yet in this election. the president has a 14-point lead among women. he's been fighting hard to keep th
obama, halle berry and music from ciara. good night. >>> pure euphoria at the giants' ballpark. the joy impossible to contain after witnessing a blowout performance by the home team punctuated by record-fying three home runs by the panda. >> the two-o and flyball into left and back at the wall. he's homered again. >> homered again. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm carolyn johnson. an impressive feet before a national audience against one of the toughest teams and pitchers in baseball. >> larry beil is here with a spectacular win. >> pablo sandoval and three homers and barry zito out duals verlander. if you are a giants fan you couldn't dream it would be this good. the giants win game one of the world series 8-3. what a night for pablo sandoval. first inning off verlander. gone. then in the third, more of the same. in the fifth, aloha. the panda joins babe ruth, reggie jackson and pujols as the only player to hit three home runs in a pearled series. barry zito cep the tigers in check and allowed one run on six hits and walked one and ut three and the giants are victorious. game two t
. president obama cast his vote today. they even double-checked his i.d. and tonight, our brand new abc news/"washington post" poll shows the two candidates close. governor romney with a three-point lead tonight. and 12 days to go before americans get to the polls. your voice, your vote. all roads are leading to one state, ohio. abc's david muir is there to tell us why. david? >> reporter: good evening, diane. as you know, ohio could be the key to the presidency. the president needs it to hold on, mitt romney needs it to make the map work. which is why both candidates are tailoring their message to ohio voters when they come to the buckeye state. and, of course, there's the ground game. tonight, we take you inside it all. here in ohio tonight, mitt romney spelling out where the stakes are the highest. o-h -- >> i-o! >> reporter: given the math, whoever wins the buckeye battle will almost certainly win the white house. the president mentioning ohio 16 times in one stop to date. >> two weeks, ohio. here in ohio. people of ohio don't forget. >> reporter: and part of the president's playbook her
to san francisco for games six and seven if the series goes that far. >>> president obama and mitt romney are back on the campaign trail today in battleground states. the president will try to keep the momentum going after a strong performance in last night's third and final debate. katie marzullo is live in the newsroom. most gave this round to mr. obama. >> reporter: they did. polls give the win to the president over romney. cnn poll reporting 48-40%. last night in boca raton, florida it was all about foreign policy. president obama said the u.s. and its allies have i am bowsed crippling sanctions on iran. romney answered saying the united states should have done more. he said rest petedly, we are four years closer to a -- he said repeatedly we are four years closer to a nuclear iran. >> maybe it is smaller now than any time since 1917. >> the president: we also have fewer horse and bayonets because the nature of our military as changed. >> the two did find common ground. romney applauded the killing of bin laden. both said they oppose deck u.s. military involvement in the efforts to --
and president obama are putting in long nights in the final stretch before the election. mitt romney made campaign stops in four states today. he is scheduled to launch a bus tour tomorrow in ohio. it is a must win state in the race. president obama held a campaign event in las vegas featuring pop singer katy perry. he said he is going to pull an all nighter. he will visit eight states in a 48-hour campaign blitz he started today. and a boy in florida used an unscheduled visit by the president to sneak in a smooch. look in the top row about the center left. the boy planted one on the cheek of his classmate when mr. obama took photos at this school in delray beach. once the president's campaign learned the -- learned of the photo of this sly little romeo they posted it on twitter. >>> there will be some new millionaires in the bay area as the restriction is about to be lifted for facebook employees who own stock in the company. the employees' share will be converted into to be storm and can be -- tomorrow and can be sold. facebook workers own 225 million shares about $5.2 billion. but they
. call now. [ inaudible ] >>> president obama and mitt romney face off tonight in their final debate with focus on foreign policy. the outcome could turn on a single mistake. brandi hitt reports from florida. [ inaudible ] >> it took the president 14 days before he called attack in benghazi an act of terror. >> get the transcript. >> reporter: they are expected to spar again over attack on the consulate in libya. iran will also be a hot topic after "the new york times" reported the u.s. and iran have agreed to one-on-one talks. >> iran think they can go harder. >> reporter: the white house quickly denied a meeting is set. [ inaudible ] >> reporter: president obama has been preparing for the debate at camp david. >> figure out which of their players is best and take 'em out early. >> reporter: the president has a five point lead among registered voters. another poll shows the race is a dead heat. >> i had a question. >> reporter: instead of circling each other the candidates will be sitting. brandi hitt, abc news, florida. >>> tonight's debate is set to begin 6 p.m. our time, watch it
in benghazi an act of terror.uáu/ >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney are expected to spar again over the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. iran will be a hot topic after "the new york times" reported u.s. and iran agreed to one-on-one talks. the white house denied a meeting is set but added it is open to one-on-one talks. >> anything diplomatically now can help the president. >> reporter: iranians denied any talks are scheduled. as the president wrapped up prep at camp david his campaign released this new ad. >> president obama ended the iraq war of the mitt romney would have left 30,000 troops there. >> reporter: romney prepared in florida where he gave this advice during a football game. >> figure out which of their players is best and take 'em out early. >> reporter: the latest poll of likely voters shows the race is a dead heat 47%, with only two weeks until election day the stakes are higher than ever. >> this debate tonight so important. >> reporter: this debate setting will be different than any other presidential debate so far both candidates will be sitting with the mod
of a dire water situation. >> in less than an hour, mitt romney and president obama will face off in their final debate before the election. here is a live look. the debate crucial to both candidates. a poll shows race is now at a dead heat. romney's aides say this could be a tougher debate for him. recent polls show the president has the advantage on foreign poll sif. among those invited is scott van doozer the pizza shop owner who gave president obama a big bear hug during a stop in florida last month. tonight's debate set to begin at 6:00. you can watch live right here on abc 7. after the debate you can catch abc 7 beginning at 6:00 follow bid jeopardy, wheel of fortune and prime time what would do you at 10:00 then our late news at 11:00. >> still laughing about that bear hug. >> precious hours remain for those who want to vote. if you have not yet registered today is the deadline. people were streaming in to sign up. outreach workers will be at bart stations tonight. >> have nothing to complain about. >> we've had 15 people utilize our early voting counter already. we're open
. >>> who americans believe won the third and final debate between president obama and mitt romney. >>> critics compare them to a actual strip search change coming to some airports th >>> welcome back. we continue to get drier especially in the heart of the bay into the north bay gilroy we still have showers this is going to move out of gilroy and head towards hollister in about 10 minutes, clipping eastern part as it moves into the central valley. more showers in the forecast, a few minutes away. >>> president obama and mitt romney will be back on the campaign trail today after squaring off in their third and final debate the two sat down with cbs anchor bob schieffer last night in boca raton, florida foreign policy dominated the conversation. mitt romney frequently turned toward the economy. stay with abc7 morning news, katie marzullo will break down the debate, including some of the night's heated moments. >> debate watchers took to social media to share their thoughts, twitter reports 6.5 million tweets during the debate, 7.2 million last week. among the most tweeted, we all lo
early ballots now some say that makes everyday election day. president obama starts in iowa today on a two-day eight-state that includes denver and las vegas. tonight he's tape ago appearance on jay leno in l.a.. romney will be in reno and iowa. president obama has revealed a 20-page booklet outlining his agenda for the next four years. >> the president: i refuse to walk away from workers. >> we are going to turn to government and expect it to do everything for us or have an economy that stumble along and bum along. >> reporter: the race is tight. i show you this poll yesterday with just one percentage point between the two. it is closer. if you look at the numbers without rounding up or down, 7/ 100 of 1%% only 91,000 voters separating. -- now poll puts the president ahead 50% to romney's 45% in ohio that's down from the president's 10 point lead in the state last month. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> mitt romney's oldest son has apologized to president obama after saying during a radio interview he wanted to take a swing at him. tad romney made the comment following the second d
nine days away. fine out what president obama and mitt romney are doing as they start their final push. also, the latest on the nanny accused of killing two children in new york. where she sought help right before the murder. >> strong winds, flooding rains and powerful storm surge. sandy is really starting >> more details this morning about that nanny accused of killing two children in new york city. she has no criminal history but did recently seek psychiatric help. the children's mother found the two children stabbed in the bathtub on thursday. they died on the way to the hospital. the nanny had also stabbed herself several times. she is still alive, but investigators can't question her yet because of wounds to her neck. >> a super storm is poised to strike the mid-atlantic with strong winds, pounding rain and even snow. right now sandy is a tropical storm, bearing down on the carolinas with predictions of gale force winds and massive flooding and power outages over the mid-atlantic coast starting later today. mandatory evacuations have been ordered in some areas as millions of peop
. >> our new poll comes as president obama and mitt romney blitz the battleground states. and with just 13 days remaining, romney is working to distance himself from another republican's controversial new comments. abc's tahman bradley has the story. >> reporter: the presidential candidates are storming battleground states in a final sprint to election day. the romney campaign, riding a wave of momentum may have hit a bit of a snag, as another republican senate candidate makes a controversial comment about abortion. richard mourdock was asked during a debate in indiana, whether abortion should be allowed in cases of rape or incest. >> i believe that life begins at conception. i think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it's something that god intended to happen. >> reporter: democrats bounced, quickly launching a web video, painting mourdock as extreme. >> the republican party. >> reporter: and democrats point out that mitt romney is supporting him. >> will you help me elect this guy? >> reporter: the romney campaign wasted little time distancing itself from mour
. president obama making a stop in l.a.. the president kept busy crisscrossing key battle ground states. president told supporters he's fired up. >> this is the first stop on our fly around campaign marathon extravaganza. we're going pull an all nighter. mitt romney trying to make a last minute pitch to undecided voters.. >> when elected we're going t to... we're going to replace obama care and take that $716 billion and put it back in medicare, writ belongs. >> the republican presidential nominee told a crown in reno they should consider their personal circumstances before voting. >> both presidential candidates doing their best to mug for cameras. there is a senate candidate who isn't happy about being the center of attention. mark matthews is here with that and other developments in this campaign. >> yes. he stepped in. republican senate candidate from indiana found himself in a starring role in an antiromney add. >> this fall i'm supporting richard murdock for senate. >> mitt romney endorsed richard murdock but that is before he said this. >> i believe life begins at conception, i t
. >> it is your voice, your vote. we come back here tonight you'll see president obama do something no other president has ever done. mitt romney creeps ahead from a poll. >> what have you done to address california economic collapse some. >> also here, dianne feinstein won't debate her, an east bay challenger pops up one one of her own. >> a question of death or life. voters go to the polls to decide whether to abolish >>> with just 12 days to go, mitt romney is moving up in polls. according to a survey, of likely voters out today, romney's support reached 50% for the first time to 47% for president obama. the margin is wider over who do you trust to handle the economy. this is the first time eempblg candidate held a clear lead. the polling indicates romney is gaining support among white men. >> today romney spent the day in ohio where polls show him running behind. no republican has ever won the white house without winning ohio. romney saying it's time for change in washington. >> our campaign is about big things. we happen to believe america faces big challenges. we recognize this is a ye
obama said romney targeted the middle class with unnecessary fees and taxes. the president also said it will be hard for romney to accomplish all of the last-minute promises he is making right now. >> in florida mitt romney says the president shrunk from the promises he made. romney says he won't do that and says his tenure of president would include more cooperation across at the isle. rom roll told the crowd now is not the time to demonize political opponented and wants to build bridges with the democrats. >> both president obama and mitt romney have cancelled campaign stops because of hurricane sandy. a stop in virginia will not happen because of the growing threat from sandy, and first lady michelle obama cancelled an appearance in new hampshire tuesday. president obama will head back to the white house from florida sunday night to begin monitoring storm conditions from washington. >>> the election day push is also happening here in california. all over the bay area, phone banks are up and calls are being made to voters. here's the story from oakland. >> dana is going door-to-do
and president obama have canceled effe events in virginia. one big impact right now. it's going to expect their effort to get out the vote. early voting didn't have much effect on early voting in florida yesterday. it could complicate it in virginia and ohio. then finally, is this storm as bad as it seems to be right now, it could block out the closing arguments of these candidates. >> i wonder if you're the president how do you manage campaigning, because his job is truly on the line here with governing and imagine perhaps a large disaster. >> he's returning to the white house tomorrow afternoon, as i said, cancelling some events. the biggest problem for the president right now, if he makes any mishandling of this storm could affect the final days of this race. >> in nonweather news, a bit of surprise, the des moines register, the largest newspaper endorsed romney. >> iowa is a key state. it's part of barack obama's mid western fire wall. >> he needs to win iowa, wisconsin and ohio. the obama campaign said they're ahead in iowa right now, this could make some difference in the end and it
pointed out, it'll be interesting to see if president obama confirms any of the details. perhaps even more important, how does mitt romney respond? on the one hand, he would want to appear open to doing anything to prevent a war over iran's nuclear program. on the other hand, israel is through their ambassador has already signaled they're not open to these direct talks right now and mitt romney all through this campaign has tried to align himself very closely with the government of israel. >> these debates this year have been huge. as you know, i mean, we've had tens of millions watching and the first one especially affected the dynamic in the race. do we expect the third one to be given as impactful? >> hard to imagine it would have much impact as the first debate. which changed the dynamic of the race. there are fewer voters that play right now. >> because of early voting. >> exactly right, and the subject is foreign policy, which voters tend to not care about as much in their voting. on the other hand, this race is so close right now that everything matters. everything can turn this --
that powell is only endorse can obama for reelection because he is black. >> and frankly, when you take a look at colin powell, you have to wonder is endorsement based on issues or whether he has got a slightly different reason for president obama. >> what reason would that be? >> i think when you have somebody of your own race that you are proud of being president of the united states, i applaud colin for standing with him. >> he later released a statement quote, colin powell is a friend and i respect the endorsement decision he made, i do not doubt it was based on anything but his support of the president's policies. >> kristen: happening later this morning, funeral services are planned for former presidential candidate george mcgovern. hundreds of people paid their respects for the former senator known for being staunchly liberal. joe biden remembered his colleague. mcgovern passed away on sunday. he was 90 years old. >> mike is tracking our weather as well as sandy on the east coast. >> heading to the east coast. it is not doing much but raining on florida but it is causing a rib currents.
to the polls. how do any affect this? >> we've seen both governor romney and president obama have to cancel events, obama in virginia, and adjust their schedules. president obama canceling an event in colorado. that's one big impact right now and also it will affect their efforts to get out the vote and early voting didn't seem to have much effect on the early voting in florida yesterday but could complicate efforts to get out the vote in virginia and ohio, two other key states that will be impacted by the storm and finally if this storm is as bad as it seems to be right now, it could block out the closing arguments of these candidates in the last nine days. >> in some ways this is the real october surprise. i wonder if you're the president, how do you manage campaigning because the job is truly on the line with governing and managing perhaps a large disaster response. >> you show you're in touch. that's why the president put out photos of him talking to the director of the federal emergency management agency and he also is returning to the white house tomorrow afternoon, as i said, cancel
.n. to resolve the issues. in the meantime president obama and mitt romney are preparing for tomorrow's showdown in florida. here's abc news reporter karen traverse with the details. >>> with the presidential contenders getting ready for monday night's debate, the campaigning fell to their running mates. vice president biden stumped in florida. >> i don't blame that baby's surprise. that baby knows what's in store for him or her if romney wins. >> while they rallied supporters in ohio. >> we are going to put people back to work because in 7 days we are going to elect mitt romney the next president of the united states of america. >> the president and mitt romney are off the trail prepping for their third and final debate. >> this one i think matters because it's in effect the tiebreaker. >> the monday night showdown will focus on for yen policy which has taken a back seat to the economy and other domestic issues. but a contentious exchange over libya in the last debate suggested a potential for more fireworks. >> for yen policy doesn't always attract people's attention in campaigns but it is wha
with the u.n. to try to resolve the issue. in the meantime president obama and mitt romney are preparing for tomorrow's showdown in florida. here's abc news reporter karen traverse with the details. >>> with the presidential contenders getting ready for monday night's debate, the campaigning fell to their runningmates. vice president biden stumped in florida. >> i don't blame that baby's surprise. that baby knows what's in store for him or her if romney wins. >> while they rallied supporters in ohio. >> we are going to put people back to work because in 7 days -- 17 days we are going to elect mitt romney the next president of the united states of america. >> the president and mitt romney are off the trail prepping for their third and final debate. >> this one i think matters because it's in effect the tiebreaker. >> the monday night showdown will focus on foreign policy which has taken a back seat to the economy and other domestic issues. but a contentious exchange over libya in the last debate suggested a potential for more fireworks. >> for yen policy doesn't always attract people's at
in his pocket. >> president obama and his republican opponent, mitt romney, spent the day preparing for their third and final debate in florida. the president hunkered down with his aides at camp david. >> figure out which of the players is best and take them out early. >> thunderstorm0s faceoff in boca raton, florida, one of the last major opportunities for the candidates to capture the attention of millions of voters, especially those in the group who have not made up their mines. >> looking forward to the next disease bait. i'd like to hear what they have to say, especially how they see the position of america in the middle east changing. >> tomorrow's debate will focus exclusively on foreign policy, and the third and final presidential debate; the debate starts at 6:00 p.m. and you can watch it lite here on abc-7. >> midnight tomorrow is the deadline to register if you wont to vote in november. several county registrars will be holding last-minute registration events, and you can also register through the online voter registration system. we have a link to the system on our web
'll bring more information as it becomes available >> president obama and mitt romney face off tonight in their final presidential debate focus on foreign policy the race is a virtual dead heat and the outcome could turn a single mistake. brandi hitt in live in boca raton, florida. >> reporter: good morning. this is it, the final debate and the stakes could not be higher. latest poll showing the race for president is still a virtual dead heat. it is their third and final showdown. tonight's debate is focused on foreign policy topic that has already drawn fireworks. >> it took the president 14 days before he called the attack in benghazi an act of terror. >> get the transcript. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney are expected to spa again over attack on the consulate in libya. iran will be a hot topic after "the new york times" reported the u.s. and iran have agreed to one-on-one talks over its nuclear program. >> now iran thinks they can go faster and harder than they used to think. >> reporter: the white house quickly denied a meeting is set, but added it is open to one-on-on
underway for the third and final presidential debate tonight between president obama and mitt romney. new poll reveals where the race stands. >>> good morning, 6:00 you were showing that blue canyon shot snow coming down the sierra right now there are chain requirements, first storm of the season right now. >>> let's check in with mike. >>> winter storm warning there above 5500 feet, 6 to 12 feet in the higher elevations. be careful if you are heading that way. sue will talk more about what to expect. heaviest rain north bay yellows and oranges starting to slide south as cold front starting to push northwest corner of sonoma county going to steer this entire system down to the south while the storms will keep moving southwest to northeast at 30 to 40 miles per hour. expect waves of showers through the morning commute, even into the south bay, going to get down there over the next hour, hour and a half. the rain will turn to more showers in nature that means it won't be as steady and maybe see a little sunshine. the steadier, heavier rain for the morning commute, scattered showers for the
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